USA: Pollution Threatens Coastal Areas Worldwide

7 Apr 2008 by Local Press Report
washington, dc, united states
Premium

— Agricultural and industrial pollution threaten coastal regions around the world, according to a new study by U.S.-based environmental think tank the World Resources Institute. "A significant portion of the world's population — nearly half of which lives within 40 miles of a coast — is vulnerable to harmfully over-enriched ecosystems," said World Resources Institute senior associate Mindy Selman. World Resources Institute has identified 415 coastal areas throughout the world that are eutrophic — that is, over-enriched with nitrogen and phosphorous as a result of pollutants. The areas include the Chesapeake Bay, Baltic Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and Tampa Bay...

Request Subscription

SUBSCRIBE FREE to "The Water Diplomat" (monthly), or try the OOSKAnews International Water Weekly (paid subscription)